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Protect whitebelt headwaters

Carruthers creek on a sunny summers day

Carruthers Creek; Credit: c/o the Town of Ajax

The Ontario government is proposing to expand the Greenbelt to protect water for future generations. Why then has it excluded the headwaters of rivers and streams in the ‘whitebelt’ from consideration?

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The Greenbelt hits a brick wall in the east

Lake Iroquois

Lake Iroquois Plain – shown in green – rings Lake Ontario.

Hearts of the conservation-minded rose when the provincial government unveiled its recent study of Greenbelt expansion. Communities are now rallying to support growing the Greenbelt to take in water-protecting landforms such as the Oro and Orangeville moraines. But there are big let-downs in the east.

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Protecting Ontario’s native pollinators where you live

Ontario Nature Youth Council member Aidan Brushett shares the latest buzz on how you can help native pollinators.

Ontario Nature Youth Council member Aidan Brushett shares the latest buzz on how you can help native pollinators.

Ontario’s native pollinators are critical to ensuring effective plant reproduction and maintaining healthy, thriving ecosystems. With habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change affecting pollinator health, there’s a lot at risk. Ontario Nature Youth Council member Aidan Brushett shares some tips on how you can take action to protect pollinators, starting in your own community.

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It’s cool to be cold: the importance of coldwater streams

Credit: Steven Edwards

The Government of Ontario has identified coldwater streams as a building block for Greenbelt expansion. Here’s why that makes sense.

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Dufferin County’s Five Best Hikes

Dufferin County offers some of the best hiking in Southern Ontario. Rural still rules in Ontario’s youngest county so you can get seriously away from it all while enjoying deeply incised forested valleys, soaring vistas and long stretches of peace and quiet.

To research and write Dufferin Hikes: Loops & Lattes, I travelled the majority of the county’s trails and while every loop included in the guide is special, a few stand out.

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